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Hi! My name is Vanessa. I'm here because I would like to try taking control of a life that has never really had control before. I want to prove to myself and to my family that I can take care of myself and that I'm capable of being independent. I have a faith in God that He will help me through this journey. While I'm here, I hope to reach 140 pounds (an appropriate weight for my height) by the end of 2017. I will try to post progress pictures along the way if I remember to! While I know it's hard work to achieve this kind of goal, I am willing to put effort into it, especially when I have a set date and goal that means a lot to me. I seriously have no reason not to achieve my goals. Ideally, I'd like to be closer to 200 pounds around Spring in 2017. It would mean I'm right on track. I think it's possible if I put my mind to it. Even with all this drive and reason, please help keep me motivated, as it is a very difficult thing for me. As someone who has gone through the whole depression thing, I'm well aware how motivation can easily disappear. I have gone through a lot. All in all, I hope to be the next success story and inspire people on this site and others in my life! Have a great day, everyone, and God bless! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
-+-+-+- 5% Weight Loss Goals: (Each calculated goal weight is 5% of the projected weight once reaching the previous 5%.) ×5% of 290 = 275.5 lbs.× 5% of 275.5 = 261.2 lbs. Etc. = 248.1 lbs. 235.7 lbs. 223.9 lbs. 212.7 lbs. 202.1 lbs. 192 lbs. 182.4 lbs. 173.3 lbs. 164.6 lbs. 156.4 lbs. 148.6 lbs. 141.2 lbs. "Beautifly" is a made-up word that I concocted by combining the words 'beautiful' and 'butterfly'. The name Vanessa means butterfly. I want to remind myself that I'm beautiful even when I don't feel I am. Instead of being a beautiful butterfly, I prefer to say I am a BEAUTIFLY.

Member Since: 8/2/2012

My Goals:
Get into a dieting routine and stick to it.

Get into a rhythm of exercising more often, preferably 3 times a week. (Maybe more later down the road.)

Raise my self-esteem and confidence levels.

Be more social. (Make some friends.)

Learn to play the guitar.

Write a song.

Be able to run long distances without becoming fatigued.

Drink more water. ✓

Be more active.

Believe in myself more.

Fit in carnival and amusement park rides without worrying that I'm going to break them.

Find a job. ✓

Get my own place.

My Program:
I'm combining workouts I generate from SparkPeople with dancing and going outside and walking for 30 minutes or so.

Personal Information:
Age: 24
Birthday: Sept. 30
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Animal: Cat

My lifetime goal is to learn as many languages as I can. My current repertoire of languages include English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

I'm an aspiring writer and I love writing stories! I like participating in writing contests and hope that one day I can be a published author with tons of stories out there in the hands of many people!

I also love to sing. I'm kind of shy when in front of people, though, but I'm trying to overcome that.

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